Don't even think about finding this place without a GPS; there's more twists and turns getting down to the waterfront than in a pretzel factory. Valet parking will add twenty bucks to the price of the room, so know that going in and you won't be shocked. Lobby is impressive, as is the front desk staff. Room was clean and nicely appointed; plenty of outlets on the base of the lamps for recharging i-phones, laptops and GPS. We had a room on the 18th floor that overlooked the harbor....sort of.....almost. It was as good a water view that you'll get at this hotel, but it falls a little short of actually being on the waterfront; the hotel itself sits on a canal. We ordered breakfast to be served on our balcony. Food was quite good, but eggs, bacon, a juice, toast and coffee for two will set you back nearly fifty bucks with the service charge; pricey by even Marriott standards. Eating on the balcony comes with entertainment that rivals anything you'll see at Disney Hollywood; a real live seagull attack a la Tippy Hedren in the Birds. Don't assume that these scavangers won't notice a few crumbs just because you're 18 stories up; I had to defend myself twice before moving the rest of the food inside, so don't be leaving any small children or dogs outside by themselves. All in all, an okay property; typical Marriott pricing, reasonable room rate with lot's of high priced extras: water, parking, room service etc. Easy walking distance to convention center, and we ate at a great restaurant just across the bridge; Jackson's.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A striking silhouette along the Channel Riverwalk, the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina in Ybor City overlooks Tampa Bay in the heart of Downtown, located adjacent to the Tampa Convention Center. This world-class Downtown Tampa hotel's 50,000 square feet of newly renovated meeting space, full-service spa, and several delicious restaurants such as Café Waterside and Champions, make it the perfect destination for work and play. Part of the Channelside District, the Tampa Marriott is among the most luxurious of hotels in Tampa, Florida, with newly renovated rooms and suites offering private bay or city view balconies. After a busy day, unwind in one of this Tampa, Florida hotel's lounges or enjoy culinary excellence at Il Terrazzo. For ultimate relaxation, try our spa, jacuzzi, or rooftop pool! Boaters can dock and stay using the 32-slip, full-service Marina at the exclusive Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina near Ybor City. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marriott Tampa
- Tampa Marriott